Go Back   Team-BHP > Buckle Up > Travelogues > Route / Travel Queries


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 25th May 2010, 21:47   #556
Distinguished - BHPian
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Belur/Bangalore
Posts: 4,084
Thanked: 9,798 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by ampere View Post
2. How much on road condition we protect our vehicles from ?
If you are specifically referring to the huge speedbreakers installed on NH4 till Nelamangala, they actually start only after you cross Jalahalli Cross (8th Mile) signal. From here till the NICE section there are about 3 of them (opp to a Yogic Institute, IIRC)after which the route is common for everyone.

I work out of EC and at peak hours I do take the NICE till Gottigere from Tumkur Road touching NH4 at the Jalahalli Cross signal. IIRC, the speedbreakers over this 5-6 Kms stretch (till NICE) are only 2-3.

Last edited by paragsachania : 25th May 2010 at 21:51.
paragsachania is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 25th May 2010, 21:49   #557
BHPian
 
roamingrao's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 335
Thanked: 165 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by ampere View Post
How the road condition? I hear its too bad with lots of bottom scraping.
Majority of the bottom scrapers exist after the NICE road junction ( outbound road ), which in any case would be unavoidable.

The Yeshwantpur - Nelamangala toll road scheduled to open in the next couple of months would solve all these hardships. HOPE !
roamingrao is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 25th May 2010, 21:53   #558
Team-BHP Support
 
ampere's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 15,486
Thanked: 8,379 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by roamingrao View Post
Majority of the bottom scrapers exist after the NICE road junction ( outbound road ), which in any case would be unavoidable.

The Yeshwantpur - Nelamangala toll road scheduled to open in the next couple of months would solve all these hardships. HOPE !
So no point then for the morning part. Definitely when driving into bangalore in the evening time would be a life saver! Of that there is no doubt.
ampere is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 31st May 2010, 14:17   #559
BHPian
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Mumbai
Posts: 67
Thanked: 14 Times
Default

I went to Banglaore and Coimbatore. Road is very good except for diversions between Harihar and Chitradurga, but still one could cruise in my Innova at 70-80kmph speed in this stretch. Bumpers are few and manageable. Ranebennur byepass should be made open soon.

The stretch beteen Bangalore and Coimbatore via NH7 and NH47 taking the Krishnagiri, Dharmapuri, Salem byepass is excellent.

All along the route, I filled diesel only from Reliance Petro Outlets. They are as follows:
1. Village Itkare - 350kms from Mumbai- 31kms ahead of Kolhapur.
2.

Last edited by bblost : 31st May 2010 at 14:57. Reason: font tags removed.
INNOWAGON_CL is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 31st May 2010, 15:35   #560
Senior - BHPian
 
prince_pervez's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Redwood shores, CA, USA
Posts: 4,205
Thanked: 29 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by INNOWAGON_CL View Post
All along the route, I filled diesel only from Reliance Petro Outlets. They are as follows:
1. Village Itkare - 350kms from Mumbai- 31kms ahead of Kolhapur.
2.
These things are open for business ? Last time I checked they were open till stocks lates and shut down couple of years back. I hope they are back with the quality petrol/diesel and the A1 joints. Are the A1 joints open as well ? Or only some outlets are operational ?
prince_pervez is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 31st May 2010, 15:44   #561
BHPian
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Mumbai
Posts: 67
Thanked: 14 Times
Default

Sorry, further to my earlier post the other Reliance Petro outlets open are:
2. Agadi Village Hubli - 607 km from Mumbai;

3. Neelmangala - 931 km from Mumbai;

4. Arasur, Palladam Coimbatore - 1361km from Mumbai;

On my return came via Mysore after sight seeing with family. Reliance outlets are:

5. Lakshmi Petroleum (Reliance Outlet) Srivasapura Mandya.

6. Arishna Kunte Village, Nelamangula Taluk.

7. Pethnaka NH4, Tal. Walwa, Sangli- 47Kms from Kolhapur towards Mumbai.

Spent Rs. 6880 for diesel (196lits of Reliance Diesel) for 2750kms of to and fro travel from Mumbai-Coimbatore-Mysore-Bangalore-Mumbai trip and Rs. 1391 toll from Mumbai-Coimbatore-Mumbai.

The route taken was NH 4 - for the route between Mumbai and Bangalore- GQ.

Between Bangalore to Coimbatore is NH 7 - Between Bangalore to Salem;

Took NH 47 - From salem to Coimbatore.

Took NH 207 between Coimbatore to Mysore- via Annur, Satyamangalam,Chamrajnagar, Kavalandi, (state road SH 57), Nanjungud,- NH212 Upto Mysore.

From Mysore to Bangalore- SH 33 - Required to slow down when approaching towns and bumpers. Otherwise, easily cruised between 80 to 90 kms and journey time was three hours for 140 kms. (except stoppages for one fuel halt, and sightseeing along the way).

From Shanti nagar to Nelmangala, prefered to take the NICE road early morning going westerly directing for 20 kms before heading north towards NH 4.

The Innova cruises easily between 100 - 120 kms but I preferred to take the speed between 80 to 90 kmph most of the time.

To avoid fatigue during the hot summer drive - drank 100ml water at halfhourly intervals, to avoid many breaks had fruits like oranges, bananas, and to avoid drowiness, always ate light. Always drove during the day and night halts were taken in Kolhapur and Bangalore during the to and fro journeys.

Upchar Kamat outlets were useful for snacks,/ light lunch.

I am thankful to HVK and all others in this forum because I could plan the trip because of the posts.

I also had a blackberry (google maps), mapmyindia navigator also to assist me as it was my first journey to South by road.

THANK YOU HVK for your logs, and all of you for your posts in the forum.
INNOWAGON_CL is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 31st May 2010, 15:49   #562
BHPian
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Mumbai
Posts: 67
Thanked: 14 Times
Default

Prince,

The fuel is supplied only by select outlets. On my return from Bangalore to Mumbai, only three reliance outlets were open out of six. A1 plazas are not open yet.

Innova gave a mileage of 14.15kmplit for the entire journey of 2750kms. Most of the time I had maintained speeds above 80kmphr and as it was day time travel, ACs was on. On the Pune Mumbai expressway it was above 110kmphr speed. The tyres had nitro filled and pressure was maintained at 34psi.

Last edited by INNOWAGON_CL : 31st May 2010 at 16:08.
INNOWAGON_CL is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 31st May 2010, 15:55   #563
Senior - BHPian
 
ranjitp1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Hyderabad
Posts: 3,570
Thanked: 1,687 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by prince_pervez View Post
These things are open for business ? Last time I checked they were open till stocks lates and shut down couple of years back. I hope they are back with the quality petrol/diesel and the A1 joints. Are the A1 joints open as well ? Or only some outlets are operational ?
Reliance has opened with CNG/LPG & Diesel.No petrol.A1s still remain closed,though a handful of them have opened back under different management.
ranjitp1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 1st June 2010, 19:25   #564
BHPian
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Mumbai
Posts: 67
Thanked: 14 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by ampere View Post
So no point then for the morning part. Definitely when driving into bangalore in the evening time would be a life saver! Of that there is no doubt.
When i had to reach Whitefield in Bangalore on 30th April, it took me only 12 hours to reach Nelmangala from Kolhapur ( with two hours halt time in between). Thereafter, took the right turn to NH 207 via Dobbasapete, Doddaballapur, Yelahanka, Hebbal, Mahadevapura, ITPL Main Road towards EPIP Zone. Just 550 metres from my destination, got stuck in a terrible traffic jam for one hour 15 mins!

What I found it amazing was that there were some home guards / traffic cops trying to discipline and divert the traffic and it was a disgrace that some motorists were bent on getting aggressive by not paying head to their directions!

Since I travel from Nariman Point, Mumbai to Goregoan by road daily and am used to such bumper to bumper traffic, my instinct told me to merely switched off my car engine and :-D saved fuel!

I guess in India, whichever place we go, unless it is early morning time between 2am to 3.30am, we shall encounter city traffic.

On highways, no time is free traffic! It is a matter of chance.

Last edited by Rehaan : 2nd June 2010 at 15:47. Reason: 2 smileys max as per the Team-BHP rules. Please do read through them before continuing.
INNOWAGON_CL is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2nd June 2010, 07:21   #565
Senior - BHPian
 
sbraj's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: B L R / T V M
Posts: 1,071
Thanked: 4 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by INNOWAGON_CL View Post
Thereafter, took the right turn to NH 207 via Dobbasapete, Doddaballapur, Yelahanka, Hebbal, Mahadevapura, ITPL Main Road towards EPIP Zone. Just 550 metres from my destination, got stuck in a terrible traffic jam for one hour 15 mins!
See this post for bypassing Bangalore. It goes via Whitefield.

BTW, your post has 4 emoticons. Forum rules allow only 2.
sbraj is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2nd June 2010, 09:50   #566
BHPian
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Mumbai
Posts: 67
Thanked: 14 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by sbraj View Post
See this post for bypassing Bangalore. It goes via Whitefield.

BTW, your post has 4 emoticons. Forum rules allow only 2.
Here was a case where I had to stoppover at Whitefield during the night and hence, it was very near my destination at the place near Perot Systems. It was a traffic junction near Advaith Hyundai on ITPL Main Road where we were stuck for one hour 15 mins standstill.

Thanks for pointing out that forum allows only two emoticons. Your point is appreciated and noted. (Since I have joined this forum only in May 2010, I inadvertantly missed reading the rules.)
INNOWAGON_CL is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2nd June 2010, 15:21   #567
Team-BHP Support
 
ampere's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 15,486
Thanked: 8,379 Times
Default

Folks,

Please use the following diagram as a reference to see, what are the entry and exit points for BLR bypass. Bypass needs multiple options.


http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/travel...ml#post1906455 (Solo drive Chennai-Mumbai-Chennai, A decision made in split second)

High Level Summary:

1. HVK's method is for North-South NH7 entry and NH7 exit,
2. For most the South-East BLR quadrant NICE is a good option
3. For North West sector: NH207 through Dobbaspet/Doddaballapur/Yelahanka or Devanhalli
4. For North East sector: NH207/BIAL Road/NH4/Varthur Main Road (SH35 per Google Maps)/Sarjapur road.

We can compile a detailed plan/instructions for each of the sectors separately.

Last edited by ampere : 2nd June 2010 at 15:24.
ampere is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 8th June 2010, 11:37   #568
Distinguished - BHPian
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Belur/Bangalore
Posts: 4,084
Thanked: 9,798 Times
Default Quick Update

Alright folks now here is a very quick update as I've just woke up and wanted to share this news.

Did Bangalore-Pune on 4th June and back on 7th June.

Good News:
I travelled by the Ranibennur bypass while heading back to Bangalore on yesterday night. VOILA!!

Bad News:
The bypass is still in completion stage while the road surface on the both the sides has been completely laid with reflectors and markings done with. BUT, There is a diversion after you travel about 3-5 kms where one needs to get down from the bypass and join back again. The pain area of this diversion being that it is on a very bad road below the elevated bypass (that trucks use to ferry materials for contruction) which runs for about half a Kilometer (or probably less).

How did I get to know if it was functional?

There was a KA-41 Bolero and a KA-25 Scorpio ahead of me while we were all closing in on Ranibennur. Just when we approached the end of the 4 laned section to get into Ranibennur town, the Bolero quite confidently headed towards the new bypass (even though the board clearly mentioned "Road Closed"). The Scorpio which was local (now a Hubli registered Scorpio would be aware of its neighboring roads I guess?) also followed the Bolero and so did I.

My doubts began when I saw no oncoming traffic but still followed the two monsters ahead of me when suddenly the Bolero turned on its right indicator and gets down! The Scorpio follows and I had no choice. Now, after travelling about 300 meters next to the bypass the Bolero chap realises that its a dead end and I see his reverse lights and get the hints. I too back off and start heading back on the bad road. I allow the Bolero to move ahead & he again very confidently continues "further" on the bypass. Me and Scorpio do the same again. However, the Bolero then gets down on a similar deviation ahead and we all do the same and then manage to get onto the bypass again after about 500 meters of bad road below.
This time the bypass has a board that points an arrow towards Bangalore (which settled my confidence levels that the bypass was indeed functional else why such a board?).

The diversion road is bad in 2 ways :

Due to constant movement of contruction trucks and earth movers, the centre of this diversion is like a pot belly and It will surely scrape the underbelly of low floored sedans.

When you join back on the Bypass from this bad road, since the road surface is very thick, only SUVs and the likes will be able to manage this. My fully loaded WagonR with 4 adults and luggage just managed to pass this without any noise from beneath very very carefully taking one wheel at a time. I was thinking of sedans and their low height front bumpers when passing over these.

Positive hints:

The roadblocks for disallowing traffic has been placed in such a way that only cars, SUVs and possibly (Tempo travellers) can manage to pass through and since the road to join from the bad diversion back onto the bypass was on a higher incline, I am sure its the reason they closed it for trucks.

Should one take the bypass now onwards?

As I passed this place around 8-45pm, visibility wasn't great and I was following the pilots here. But I am somehow condifent that one can venture into the bypass and get out of the Ranibennur headache in a jiffy. To me, it was just 10 mins including the wrong deviation we took to get out of the bypass. The pain areas have been explained above. With utter care one can manage to take this bypass and save a lot of time but I'm still skeptical on Sedans.

Status on the bypass:

There is plently of work, especially on the bridge joining the highway (Bangalore side) and from what It looked like, It should take another month of two for sure.

Updates other than the bypass:

Tumkur - All bridges open both ways except one where 2 sides of the traffic share the bridge. Will take 8-10 mins to join back the toll road.

Chitradurga - All bridges open, both directions. Will take 8-10 mins to exit the town.

Chitradurga - Davanagere - Work in progress, 70-80% sections marked completely. Should get completed sooner.

ROBs - Work seems to be in full swing but it will surely take another 2-3 months easily.

Just realised that my quick update almost becomes a travelogue now with all details.

Last edited by paragsachania : 8th June 2010 at 11:39.
paragsachania is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 8th June 2010, 12:13   #569
Senior - BHPian
 
hvkumar's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Mumbai
Posts: 7,369
Thanked: 3,348 Times
Default

Great update!
Has the Harihar-Davangere bypass taken a beating in the rains? And road is tarred?
hvkumar is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 8th June 2010, 14:50   #570
Distinguished - BHPian
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Belur/Bangalore
Posts: 4,084
Thanked: 9,798 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by hvkumar View Post
Great update!
Has the Harihar-Davangere bypass taken a beating in the rains? And road is tarred?
Not at all. From my earlier trip in April, I saw no difference in the road condition on this stretch. It is very much driveable. Even I was expecting bad roads post rain.
paragsachania is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Highway Eateries : Depleting rapidly in number and quality anujmishra Street Experiences 41 17th September 2017 22:26
Noteworthy Highway Eateries on NH7 - NH47 (Bangalore-Salem-Thrissur) ranjitp1 Route / Travel Queries 7 10th May 2016 19:59
Food joints / Eateries on Indian Highways dilips Route / Travel Queries 34 29th December 2015 08:46
Delhi to Amritsar Road conditions and Eateries smooth Route / Travel Queries 3 24th July 2012 11:07
Cochin-Salem(GQ)-Pune-Vapi trip today. Road condition updates please... Sunney Route / Travel Queries 2 25th August 2011 09:17


All times are GMT +5.5. The time now is 23:13.

Copyright 2000 - 2017, Team-BHP.com
Proudly powered by E2E Networks